Dive Courses

Advanced Dive Course - 2 Day/1 Night on Fitzroy Island

$680AUD Includes all levies, taxes and charges.

Cairns Dive Centre conducts the Advanced Dive Course daily, the course is completed over 2 days / 1 night.  Day 1 is on Fitzroy Island with an overnight in our Butterfly Bungalow (share accommodation) near the beach on the island. Day 2 is conducted on the Outer Barrier Reef.

Our Professional Reef Team will guide you through your course which is a mixture of training and pleasure diving, with the emphasis on FUN!!!!. You visit a variety of sites on Fitzroy Island and on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, about two hours from the coast of Cairns. These sites include the beautiful Moore, Milln, Briggs, Sudbury, Elford and Thetford reefs.

The five dives towards your Advanced certification includes:

  • Deep Dive
  • Navigation Dive
  • Boat Dive
  • A further 2 dives from a selection of dives including:
  • Search and Recovery Dive
  • Underwater Naturalist Dive
  • Digital Underwater Photography Dive
  • Computer Dive

Included in your course:

  • 5 training dives
  • Use of all the dive gear, including dive computers
  • Wetsuits or Stinger Suits
  • Free use of a prescription mask if required during the course
  • Lunch and afternoon tea on day two on the reef.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

7:30am Check in at MV Sunkist (end of E Jetty at the Marlin Marina)

Transfer to Fitzroy Island


First training dive session




Second training dive session


Third training dive session


Check into Bungalow

  Free time until next morning

Day 2


Meet at end of Fitzroy Island Jetty (to meet Sunkist for your outer reef trip)


Arrive at Outer Reef Site


Fourth training dive session




Fifth training dive session


Depart the reef, travel via Fitzroy Island


Arrive back at Cairns

Please note: For the comfort, pleasure and safety of all passengers and crew all schedules, reef sites and number of dive sessions are planned on the day, subject to weather and other conditions by the Master of the Vessel.